Sri Lanka until the last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells a country in crisis

COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit country was on its last day of petrol, as the country’s energy minister told citizens to not to join the long fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an … Read more

Thousands of Tunisians demonstrate against the president and demand a democratic return

One of the biggest protests against Saied in months The president prepares a new constitution Saied’s opponents call his moves a coup TUNIS, May 15 (Reuters) – Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated against President Kais Saied on Sunday, demanding a return to normal democratic order and rejecting his replacement of the independent electoral commission with a … Read more

Crypto meltdown deepens as stablecoin Tether drops below dollar peg

HONG KONG/LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – The meltdown in TerraUSD, one of the world’s largest stablecoins, sent shockwaves through cryptocurrency markets on Thursday, pushing another stablecoin Tether below its dollar peg and sending bitcoin to 16-month lows. Cryptocurrencies have been swept up in a sell-off across higher risk assets, which has picked up steam this … Read more

Analysis: Aircraft lessors prepare to fight insurers over Russian plane default

Passenger planes of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are parked at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marina Lystseva Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Major landlord promises ‘vigorous’ pursuit of claims Legal expert says results could be unpredictable Soaring insurance rates ‘are not a pretty sight’ Lessors keep in … Read more

Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A puzzling outbreak of sudden liver disease in children has been confirmed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that it is investigating several cases of hepatitis in children reported by hospital systems. M Health Fairview has confirmed that it has reported at least two cases of hepatitis of … Read more

Minnesota lawmakers reach agreement on unemployment insurance taxes and workers’ premiums

Minnesota lawmakers reach agreement on unemployment insurance taxes and workers’ premiums Minnesota lawmakers say they have settled one of the biggest issues of the legislative session. ST. PAUL, Minnesota (FOX 9) – Minnesota lawmakers say they have settled one of the biggest issues of the legislative session. Legislative Leaders Agreement includes $2.7 billion to top … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tesla Accelerates Cost Rise With Price Hikes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc results (TSLA.O) beat Wall Street expectations on Wednesday as higher prices helped insulate the electric vehicle maker from supply chain chaos and rising costs. The results are also expected to trigger $23 billion in new payouts to CEO Elon Musk, already the world’s richest man. Tesla has … Read more

“Fortress in a city”: Ukrainians cling to the Mariupol steel plant

April 15 (Reuters) – Explosions rumbled and smoke billowed this week in a beleaguered steel district of Mariupol, where waning Ukrainian forces are holed up as Russia tries to take full control of its largest city ​​to date. The Azovstal steelworks, one of Europe’s largest metallurgical plants, has become an apocalyptic redoubt for Ukrainian forces … Read more